The Forge at Shankill

At Shankill, a site reputably founded by St Patrick, archaeologists have uncovered traces of early medieval agriculture, burial and metal working.

This is the type of evidence one would expect to find next to an early medieval monastic site. Perhaps most excitingly, the remains included a medieval forge in which iron and copper working was carried out and this may be where ecclesiastical (church) objects were made.

Drone image of medieval forge footings